Average Experienced Head Chef Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$46,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Head Chef in Chicago, Illinois is $46,000.
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Job Description for Head Chef

Head Chef Tasks
  • Manage kitchen operation including food purchases and preparation, record keeping, quality standards, and sanitation.
  • Train employees in cooking methods, plate presentations, portions, and cost control.

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef

An early career Head Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,500 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,729 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 31.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.6% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (6.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11 survey responses.
Early Career
45.5%
Mid Career
54.5%

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